WHR EAST: GUIDED

WHR EASTERLY GUIDED TREK

TREK OVERVIEW

Trek: Walker's Haute Route - Easterly trek Arolla to Zermatt
Duration: 6 nights
Trekking: 5 days
Suitability and grading: Grade 4 - high level of stamina and fitness required for 11 days of trekking over the Alpine terrain
Accommodation: 5 x hotels, 1 x Auberge
Meals: 1 night B&B in Zermatt, 5 nights half board (B&B + 3 course evening meal) whilst on the trek
Bag transfer: Included
Group sizes: Minimum 4, maximum 10 (plus guide)
Trek price: £1485 per person
Single rooms: Available, for 5 nights at £250
Dates 2018: 28 July - 3 August, 18 - 24 August, 8 - 14 September

6 NIGHT ITINERARY

DAY 1

Arrival in Arolla. Early evening welcome and trek briefing. 

DAY 2

AROLLA TO LA SAGE
An easy first day as we make our way via Lac Bleu to the typical Valaisian village of Les Hauderes and on to the hamlet of La Sage in the Val d'Herens. We arrive in Val d'Herens around mid-afternoon with time to rest and relax. 
Distance: 12km
Height gain: +215m
Descent: -700m

DAY 3

LA SAGE TO ZINAL
We climb steadily to the Col du Torrent before descending via Lac Autannes to Lac de Moiry and the barrage. From here, we have two options. Ascend towards Col de Sorebois and descend steeply through the ski area where you take the cable car to Zinal, or take the bus from the barrage to Zinal to shorten the route and reduce the height gain and descent (dependent on weather, fatigue and time).
Distance: 12.5km
Height gain: +1750m
Descent: -900m 

DAY 4

ZINAL TO GRUBEN
A steady climb through woodland to the high mountain pastureland passing the remote Barnueza Alpage. Once at the Col du Forcletta, we make your descend in to the Gruben valley to the small village of Gruben.
Distance: 14km
Height gain: +1200m
Descent: -1000m 

DAY 5

GRUBEN TO ST NIKLAUS AND GRACHEN 
Another steep climb from Gruben to high-level pastures of the Augustbordpass. We make your descent steadily from the col towards Jungen where we take the little cable car to St Niklaus and a short buss ride across the valley to Grachen.
Distance: 16km
Height gain: +1100m
Descent: -1000m 

DAY 6

GRACHEN TO ZERMATT
Departing from Grachen, we traverse along the Wanderweg to Gasenreid and beyond, before descending into the Matterhorn Valley. We take the valley path to Tasch from here we have the option of taking the short train ride or walking the remaining section into Zermatt.
Distance: 24km or 18km (with train) 
Height gain: +500m
Descent: -460m

DAY 7

DEPARTURE
You have the option of adding a day at the start of the trek in Arolla or after the tour in Zermatt. 
If you need more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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